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Putin, Saudi King Discuss Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

The Arab states blocked direct flights with Qatar and all except Bahrain barred Qatari flights from using their airspace. Qatar has enough financial firepower to defend its currency and economy, Finance Minister Ali Shareef Al Emadi said, as a Saudi-led campaign to isolate the small Gulf Arab country entered its second week.

Britain bows to EU Brexit talks timetable

The British and EU Brexit negotiators agreed how to organise talks on Britain's divorce at a first meeting in Brussels on Monday, where both sides stressed goodwill but also the huge complexity and tight deadline. But many in Brussels fear that London has no real strategy, with May under pressure at home and still trying to close a deal with a conservative Northern Ireland party to stay in power, and facing criticism for her handling of the aftermath of a devastating tower block fire.

Car bomb kills at least 11, wounds 20 in Pakistan

A police official is said to be among those killed. According to DIG Quetta Abdul Razaq Cheema, bomb was planted in a auto, which went off when police officials tried to intercept it near the chowk. The blast was powerful enough that it was heard across the city, shattering windows of nearby buildings. Kakar said India is using terror as a tool against the people of Pakistan , adding that India is playing an extremely irresponsible role in Balochistan.

Nelson, Rubio react to Republican Senate health care bill

End Medicaid expansion, causing millions of people to lose vital health coverage. Sen. Dean Heller , R-Nev., facing a tough re-election fight next year, said he had "serious concerns' about the bill's Medicaid reductions". Many Republicans believe Medicaid simply costs the government too much money, and doesn't perform well enough to justify covering those costs, so this bill would cut much of what they call "unnecessary spending".

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said South Carolinians deserve better than Obamacare but added "Only after a careful review of the ( GOP ) legislation will I be able to determine if this bill achieves those goals". Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who have signaled opposition to any bill that would potentially strip health coverage from millions of Americans.

Police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell fire amid failed safety tests

CNN reported that investigators are focusing on the role that cladding, apparently used in recent renovations of the tower , may have played in the blaze. Buildings in London , Manchester and Plymouth are among those where problem cladding has been identified. So far, 164 properties have been found to house displaced residents and are now undergoing inspection, she added.

Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over U.S. student who died

In a press release, Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) shared his condolences for the death of University student Otto Warmbier and denounced the North Korean regime that detained Warmbier for 17 months. Mystery still surrounds Warmbier's death, particularly how he ended up in a coma and what conditions he experienced while being held in North Korea.

Pauline Hanson Defends Her Child Autism Comments As 'Misrepresentation'

The rest of the time they are allowed to mix with the other kids in the playgrounds and sporting events. "But if there is a number of them, these children should go into a special classroom and be. Autism early intervention group AEIOU Foundation chairman Dr James Morton said while the Senator's comments were provocative, there was an issue which needed to be addressed.

Grenfell Tower fire caused by faulty fridge, reveals probe

Grenfell Tower insulation and tiles failed all safety tests, police have confirmed . "We now have expert evidence that the fire was not started deliberately", McCormack said. "There may be people who have got friends and family visiting, who they are anxious about if they report them because they haven't got immigration status".

Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in North Korea

His parents have condemned the "awful tumultuous treatment" their son received at the hands of the North Koreans. The family spokesman, Mickey Bergman, told The Times of Israel that the family chose not to disclose Warmbier's Judaism as negotiations went forward so as not to embarrass North Korea, which had announced that Warmbier stole the poster on orders from the Friendship United Methodist Church in Wyoming , Ohio.

North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

Warmbier was arrested as he was about to leave North Korea and sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor. "No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Kim Jong-Un's regime claimed that Warmbier contracted botulism and fell into a coma soon after being sentenced a year ago. Doctors in the USA said Warmbier had severe brain damage and was in a state of " unresponsive wakefulness ".

Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ends in mistrial

O'Neill indicated he would try to schedule a new trial within 120 days. The star's loyal spokesman Andrew Wyatt (left, celebrating the mistrial) announced visitors to the room where he was sent during breaks as though it was his dressing room.

DUP to 'support soft Irish border' in Brexit talks

The Irish CP leader said that the DUP are in a contradictory position, aiming to maintain the division of Ireland while also seeking to locate the economic border between the United Kingdom and the European Union "down the middle of the Irish Sea" alongside the security border.

Yoga Day celebration draws unprecedented interest at United Nations headquarters

In the same year, the Modi government cemented its focus on Yoga by appointing a minister for Yoga and traditional medicine. In a first on Tuesday, about 150 people also performed yoga at the Great Wall of China . Meghwal appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Ayush in familiarising the common yoga protocol among the people. Naidu also expressed happiness at the fact that yoga has become popular globally and credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for it.

Stuffed Cow Saves 2-Year-Old After Fall From Window in Chelsea

Luckily, he was still clutching the animal, which measures about 2 feet long, and it took the brunt of the impact. Then a bounce sent him right out the window, falling 16 feet onto the concreted below. Kyes said the boy was conscious and alert after the fall from a window on Marlboro Street. The stuffed cow is a favorite of Luis Eduardo's, and he takes it everywhere with him, his uncle said.

Iraqi premier on anti-terror outreach to Saudi Arabia, Iran

Doha has vehemently dismissed the claims as unjustified. Sheikh Mohammed revealed aviation support has come from Iran after Saudi Arabia closed its airspace to Qatari airlines. The imposed embargo prompted Morocco and Turkey to send food supply to Qatar. Saudi Arabia says around 250,000 Saudis visited Turkey previous year.

UK Prime Minister Slams London Grenfell Tower Fire Victims' Support on Ground

The Government's £5 million emergency fund is already being spent on clothing and food to help the dispossessed and NHS London will provide counselling and bereavement support to families. "We're all desperately sad, we're all angry, but of course none of us as angry as those who were directly affected, " Green said. "I said 'why you didn't come - they brought us outside, I thought you are with us.' He said 'no one brought me outside.' He said, 'why you left me?'" Meanwhile, Queen ...

11 killed, 20 injured in Afghan Taliban attack

Earlier last week, three USA soldiers were killed when an Afghan commando suddenly opened fire in the midst of an operation against the Islamic state. American military officials have expressed growing concern about the war and urged that several thousand more US troops be sent to shore up Afghan forces.

Former Milwaukee Cop Found Not Guilty Fatal Shooting Of Sylville Smith

Heaggan-Brown's first shot struck Smith's arm, grounding him. "Mr. Heaggan-Brown knew at the time he fired that second shot that Sylville Smith had already disarmed himself", Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm told the jury , local broadcaster WISN-TV reported .

Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands

Qatar has denied the accusations. Asked about the Qatar issue at a later news conference, Tillerson said the United States wanted to achieve unity among the Gulf Cooperation Council countries so that they can focus on the fight against Islamic State militants across the region.

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Qatar's government did not have any immediate reaction to the list, but Turkey have rejected the demand to shut down its military base in the small Gulf country. "It would be wiser that (Qatar) deal seriously with the demands and concerns of the neighbours or a divorce will take place", he said. - Cut ties to terrorist organizations.

Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill

Former Indiana State Health commissioner Woody Myers says the bill worsens an already-weakened health care situation after large insurers this week left Indiana's Obamacare marketplace - something Myers blames federal Republicans for.

One killed as Storm Cindy makes landfall in southern US

Cindy has not moved in the past few hours, the National Weather Service said, and is expected to strengthen some in the next 24 hours. At 10 a.m. CDT Thursday, Cindy was about 165 miles (265 kilometers) northwest of Morgan City and moving to the north at 13 mph (20 kph).

South African court rules in secret ballot case against Zuma

Find us on Facebook too! Matuba said it was about time a review was conducted of the advantages and disadvantages of a constitutional and a parliamentary democracy. The court's judgment on an application by the United Democratic Movement imperils Zuma's presidency further. In conclusion we share the view that the NEC of the ANC expressed that calls to remove President Zuma "are not so much about removing the President by rather dislodging the ANC itself from power".

Troopers Stop Driver, 'Dummy' In I-93 HOV Lane

A man is facing charges after police say he drove through the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane on I-93 with a dummy in the passenger seat. Though MassDOT does not specify that an occupant must be human to qualify for the HOV lane, a living, breathing passenger seems to be implied.

Sen. Franken Says Philando Castile 'Did Not Deserve To Die'

In the aftermath of protests in Minnesota following a police officer being found not guilty in the shooting death of Philando Castile , Sen. John Thompson, a close friend of Philando Castile , castigated St. The incident, one of several deaths of black men and boys shot by U.S. police, sparked outrage and protests in St Paul. The squad vehicle video shows Yanez approaching Castile's auto and asking for a driver's license and proof of insurance.

What Impact Does Lyle Jeffs' Arrest Have On FLDS?

Jeffs complied with officers when he was arrested on Wednesday at a lakeside marina near the small town of Yankton in the south-eastern corner of South Dakota, Barnhart said. Not long after Jeffs disappeared , the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warrant for his arrest, as well as a $50,000 reward . Rothschadl says he doesn't know why Jeffs was in southeast South Dakota.

I&E FX Window May Stop Nigeria's Demotion from MSCI Index

MSCI said it plans to add 222 large-cap A-share to its Emerging Markets Index for a weighting of 0.73 per cent. China's exchanges have also loosened pre-approval rights on financial products linked to A shares, MSCI said, and the index company is addressing the concern about trading halts by making companies that have suspended their shares for more than 50 days in the past 12 months ineligible for inclusion.

Trump, New Saudi Crown Prince Vow to Ease Tension with Qatar

He served as the head of his father's royal court when Salman was still crown prince. He had, however, been reported intermittently to be in very poor health. #President Trump and Mohammed Bin Salman pointed out the importance of tackling Iran's act of destabilizing the region when both men met at the White House in March.

CBSE to consider students' marking concerns under verification scheme: High Court

In an attempt to regain the trust of the people and boost its image after making awful blunder in class 12 marks totaling, CBSE recently announced that from 2018 it will conduct the board exams of class 10 and 12 in the month of February which will one month earlier as opposed to the traditional schedule.

Arab countries send Qatar list of 13 demands to end crisis

Nor did the United States. Tillerson said the list of demands has been prepared and coordinated by the Saudis, Emiratis, Egyptians, and the Bahrainis. - Consent to monthly audits for the first year after agreeing to the demands, then once per quarter during the second year. But after a fortnight of unsuccessful mediation attempts, the State Department in a startling shift earlier this week signaled that the US was running out of patience with the Saudi-led quartet.

Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner throws first pitch at Congressional game

Griner required more serious treatment and missed the event while she remained under medical supervision. However, she was briefly allowed to leave the hospital Wednesday so she could throw the first pitch at the game. 'The field, I mean, was basically a killing field'. "Congresswomen looking strong Watch us #BeatThePress tonight!" Federal investigators revealed the gunman had a list of lawmakers' names in his pocket during the attack, but Slater said no evidence found suggested it was a ...

What does Eid Mubarak mean? When is Eid al-Fitr 2017?

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Reaction to Trump's Cuba shift

In his remarks, Trump plans to cite human-rights violations in Cuba as justification for the new USA approach. Trump will not go so far as to sever diplomatic ties with Havana or shutter the USA embassy that reopened there in 2015. While early, since President Trump is set to announce more particulars of the policy change tomorrow, Airbnb has come out in opposition to Trump's elimination of people-to-people tourism .

BJP's Assam alliance partners support Kovind for President

The opposition parties are meeting on June 22 to decide on a consensus candidate for the Presidential election. With the Shiv Sena joining other NDA allies in backing Kovind and Odisha's ruling BJD, YSR Congress and TRS too extending support, the 71-year-old Dalit leader is expected to have a smooth sailing in the event of an election.

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